June’s Gerber Cohort Get to Grips with the System Over 3 Days

A big well done to our June cohort (31st May – 2nd June) of Gerber learners. The three-day intensive course is aimed at beginners and provides learners with basic knowledge and skills required for today’s fashion production workplace.


The session was led by Ben Cooper, an industry experienced tutor and covered the following:

+ PowerPoint presentation explaining Gerber AccuMark, the basics of lines, points, how the computer recognises pieces and AccuMark Explorer the filing system

+ Digitising

+ Pattern input using the digitiser/puck

+ Pattern Design

+ Introducing the key Gerber functions and processes for pattern drafting and pattern modifications

+ Setting up workspace

+ 15 functions to master from day one

+ Demonstrations of 100+ frequently used functions and how we implement them.

+ AccuMark Explorer

+ Saving, moving, copying and re-naming pieces

+ Looking at the various file components

+ Exercises

+ Putting the digital pattern making functions to use, a series of exercises putting into use many of the functions and understanding how to execute them

Feedback from the small group included:

“I have learnt how to use Gerber to manipulate and adjust patterns so they are ready for the next process and I learn all the different functions on the system.” – Michaela 

“I gained a basic foundation to work with patterns using Gerber.” – Lola

“I learnt the basic functions, how to modify and edit patterns, the basics of maker making. I would like a longer course.” – Eva

The Gerber for beginners course takes place at: FTA, Unit 13 / 14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

The next three-day Gerber course will be scheduled later in the year, to enquire please email: education@fashion-enter.com